In a news conference, Lubbock Police asked parents if there is any chance Delmer Orlando Ortiz Licona, a “Mexican National,” has had contact with their children. They request parents take the time to speak to them, and report any possible incidents or information with the Special Victims Unit at 806-775-2788.
Licona faces charges of aggravated sexual assaults on children in August 2021 and May 2022.
While online jail records describe the perpetrator as Orlando Delmer-Ortiz, the police report and arrest warrant listed him as Delmer Orlando Ortiz-Licona.
August 2021 With 7-Year-Old
When a 911 Emergency Operater answered the phone she could hear a female voice yelling, “What are you doing to her?”
“I just found my man, huh, whoever lives with me, naked in the bed with my daughter,” the caller told the dispatcher. “Please hurry. He’s running away. Please hurry.”
Dispatcher: “And he’s your boyfriend?”
Mother: “He’s supposed to be, but you hurry up or I’m going to kill him. I’m going to f*****g kill him. Please hurry, please hurry. I’m fixing to kill him, hurry please, please hurry, please f*****g hurry. He’s jumping the fence. He’s f*****g jumping the fence. Hurry.”
The dispatcher heard the woman tell the child to get in the car. The dispatcher asked if the child was OK.
Mother: “Yes, I got home just on time.”
The mom told the dispatcher she was following the male, and “I’m not going to deal with it.”
The dispatcher heard a loud sound that sounded like something was hit. The little girl started screaming and crying.
Mother: “Please get an ambulance.”
Dispatcher: “Did you just hit him?”
The mother explained that Licona jumped in front of her car, and she hit him. She said he was passed out drunk, but everyone was OK.
The child, during a forensic interview, told investigators specific details about the assault.
Police reports show the suspect repeatedly refused to show up to scheduled meetings with the investigator.
May 2022 Attempted Child Snatching
On May 2, 2022, Licona was punched in the face by a Lubbock mother during his attempt to kidnap her 4-year-old.
He was formally charged and indicted by a grand jury for attempt to commit aggravated kidnapping.
The mother told police she was with her child paying their rent when Licona reached into her car and tried to grab her daughter. She punched Licona in the face and told him to back away before Licona left the scene.
🔹 Special Victims Unit detectives identified Licona as the suspect within five hours.
🔹Licona was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals before 2 p.m. on May 3, 2022.
As of May 30, Licona remains in the Lubbock County Detention Center without bond, for an Immigration Customs Enforcement detainer.
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